Embryo Cryopreservation and Frozen Embryo Transfers

In this day and age, many women are postponing starting a family, whether by choice or necessity. Unfortunately, the delay may result in infertility. In some cases, a woman may be dealing with a medical problem which prevents her from trying to get pregnant. To make matters worse, the methods used to treat her condition may significantly lower her chances of having a baby after her condition has been alleviated.

Alternatively, the number of women are making the conscious choice to put off child-bearing is steadily rising. The reasons are many; she may want to be in a solid relationship, financially secure or emotionally ready before taking the enormous step of having a child. Though delaying having a baby may make sense from a pragmatic or emotional standpoint, there is a downside. A woman’s ability to get pregnant decreases with every year that passes. The end result is that she may find herself having to undergo fertility treatment when she makes the decision to proceed with her family.

The good news is that, with proper advance planning, an individual or couple who has delayed starting a family can take steps to increase their chances of having a baby when they’re ready. A visit to a reputable fertility clinic like Red Rock Fertility Center in Las Vegas now can mean having the family they want in the future.

Dr. Littman swings the odds in your favor

Dr. Eva Littman, a Stanford fellow in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, is the founder and head fertility specialist at Red Rock Fertility Center. Among the country’s top fertility clinics, Red Rock Fertility provides several positive options for future family planning, including Embryo Freezing, and Frozen Embryo Transfers.

Embryo Freezing involves several steps. First, the female parent is administered hormones to stimulate egg production. Then the eggs are harvested and fertilized with the male parent’s sperm, and embryos with both partner’s genetic material begin to grow. When the embryos reach the blastocyst stage (generally around five days later), they are frozen at a very low temperature for preservation.

By freezing embryos, a couple is able to offset the decrease in fertility that comes with age and the treatment of disease.

Red Rock is here to help

Whatever the reason for delaying pregnancy, the professionals at Red Rock Fertility Center will come up with a plan to best ensure successful future family planning. They are committed to treating each patient personally and compassionately, and will do everything in their power to ensure a positive outcome.

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